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10/23/2017 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 10/23/2017 09:59

Texas Tech to Host UNITE's Arrive Alive Tour

WHAT: The Risk Intervention & Safety Education (RISE) office will host UNITE's Arrive Alive Tour for National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week.

WHEN: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Thursday (Oct. 26)

WHERE: Outside the northwest corner of the Student Union Building (SUB)

EVENT: The tour uses a high-tech simulator, impact video and a number of other resources to educate the public about the dangers of intoxicated driving. The simulator allows participants to experience the potential consequences of impaired driving in a controlled environment.

Every two minutes, a person is injured in an accident that involves intoxicated driving. On average, two out of three people will be involved in an intoxicated driving accident in their lifetime. Every day, people drive intoxicated more than 300,000 times and only about 3,200 of them are arrested.

UNITE brings health and wellness programs to high schools, colleges and communities across the nation. Its programs are designed to heighten awareness of the dangers and consequences of impaired driving.

CONTACT: Joseph Pfund, alcohol & other drugs specialist, Risk Intervention and Safety Education office, Texas Tech University, (806) 742-2110 or [email protected]

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Risk Intervention & Safety Education (RISE) is a Texas Tech department focusing on Prevention & Wellness efforts for the Red Raider Community. The RISE Office provides a variety of services, educational workshops, and fun FREE events! RISE also administers the required Think About It course for all incoming first-year and transfer students.

Texas Tech is committed to the safety and wellness of all Red Raiders. This goal is best achieved when we all play a part in creating a community of care for our fellow Red Raiders and a campus climate that is welcoming. Safety and wellness are shared responsibilities of students, faculty, and staff on our campus. When we say 'I am a Red Raider!' we are committing to being part of the TTU Family.

The RISE Office provides prevention education and services in the following areas:

RISE partners with several departments on campus to provide students and their parents, faculty, and staff a comprehensive safety and wellness program.